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Whatcom Creek Trail Railroad Avenue Bridge to be reopened in 2014



The north Railroad Avenue Trail bridge crossing Whatcom Creek between York and Ellis Streets caught fire on Friday, November 23, 2012.  The bridge was damaged and will remain closed until a replacement bridge can be designed and permitted.  The bridge was originally part of a railway crossing running north from York to Ohio Streets.


Beyond Greenway, Greenway 3 Levy and Transportation Benefit District


The City Council approved funding for this project in the 2014 budget.  The Parks & Recreation Department is currently working with consultants on the design and permitting of a new bridge and removal of the existing piling and bridge structure.  It is expected that construction will take place in the summer and fall of 2014.  The old creosote-treated structure will be removed and replaced with a new, clear-span bridge that is more environmentally friendly.


More Information

More information about the fire is available in a City news release.

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